Accused Hit and Run Driver Out on Bail

He’s out on bail, but a St. Louis-area man has been charged with Homicide by Vehicle, after he allegedly ran over & killed a 2-year old girl with his truck Saturday night in the parking lot at the Midtown Motel on Mt. Pleasant Street in Burlington.

34-year old Phillip Evans of Wood River, Illinois, a laborer at the new fertilizer plant south of Wever, then left the scene. Young D’niyah Brider was taken to Great River Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. City detectives were given a description of a Dodge pickup, which they later located back in the motel’s parking lot. They traced it to Evans, questioned him, then arrested him on the Class B felony.

Lt. Jeff Klein of the Burlington Police Department says their investigation revealed that Evans had been drinking.  A sample of his blood was sent to the state crime lab.

Evans will appear in court Friday. If convicted, he could spend up to 25 years in prison.